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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Earthquake location -22.7794S, -68.3475WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:12 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 09:23:12 / April 30, 2020 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us700097g8. Unique identifier: us700097g8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 148.74 km, -68.3475° West, -22.7794° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.74 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3475° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.7794° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-30 09:23:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-30 09:35:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.336 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 449 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.231 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700097g8 Id of event.
Event Code 700097g8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700097g8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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